Program Coordinator
The Family Resource Centre (S.J.) Inc.
Saint John, NB

The Family Playgroup Program is a community-based program where parents/caregivers and their pre-school children can enjoy story-time, songs, crafts, school readiness activities, literacy activities, a healthy snack, referrals to community resources, visits from community partners and simply sharing some fun together. Parenting programs and workshops are designed to focus on positive parenting strategies for parents with children 0-6 years of age based on the needs of the families who attend the Family Playgroup Programs.

Position Summary:

The key roles of the Program Coordinator will be to facilitate the Family Playgroup Programs and Parenting Programs in rural and urban communities; based on organizational need and funding availability. The Coordinator may also be required to facilitate other Family Resource Centre programs: community kitchens, literacy programs, Active Kids programs. The Program Coordinator is:

  • Responsible for the development of all appropriate program materials and activities;
  • Recruitment of program participants;
  • Scheduling of programs and locations;
  • Facilitation of programs;
  • Management/coordination of program budgets;
  • Preparation of reports/evaluation documentation;
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education: Adult Education, Early Childhood Development, Community Development. A combination of experience, education and training will be considered;*
  • Experience and training in adult group facilitation, program development and implementation;**
  • Strong skills in facilitation and conflict resolution;**
  • Strong knowledge of family support principles;**
  • Knowledge of early childhood development;**
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience working with populations from diverse socio-economic and multicultural backgrounds;**
  • Must be able to function as a member of a team as well as independently;**
  • Computer proficiency required (internet searches, MS Office, email, etc.); experience with financial budget management;**
  • Able to work a flexible week-day schedule, as well as some evenings and week-ends;**
  • Security and Safety: up-to-date vulnerable sector/criminal record checks;**
  • Up to date First Aid/CPR training;**
  • Excellent written and spoken competence in English required. Additional languages an asset; Weight handling of between 45 and 60 kg (100-132 lbs)*
  • Job Requirements: Vehicle and valid driver’s license

These Positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration please email the following documents to:

  • Contact information
  • Resume
  • A cover letter specifically describing your interest in working with The Family Resource Centre and how your skills and experience fit this position
  • 3 References
  • We thank all applicants; however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


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